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TLAXCALLI UILPACHTIK

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In Mexico, the etymological origin of the word has been highly debated. A popular legend says that the word comes from a supposedly Nahuatl voice, quetzaditzin, which would designate a corn tortilla filled with cheese.
 

It is worth noting several observations on this statement. In the first place, that the Amerindian peoples of Mesoamerica did not develop the dairy manufacturing process. Secondly, the strange morphology of the supposed Nahuatl word quetzaditzin, since, on the one hand, in this language the letter d does not exist as such, and, on the other, the fact that the Nahuatl suffix -tzin actually has, a reverential connotation, employed, in fact, in names of gods or leaders.
 

In addition, the word that designates the tortilla in Nahuatl is tlaxcalli.

 

So, in short, the word quesadilla is nothing more than a Spanish word, belonging to the family of words that are derived from cheese, alluding to the ingredient that fills this tortilla.

The word TORTILLA in Nahuatl is said TLAXCALLI and DOBLADA, UILPACHTIK.

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